The Berlin Philharmonic is Back and Online for Free

Berlin Philharmonic logoBy using Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall, UC patrons can experience the complete 2020/21 season of the Berlin Philharmonic online.  There are two access options: “Direct Access” or to “Login” by creating a personal account that will enable additional features like playlists and email notifications. BOTH OPTIONS WORK for UC patrons. When off campus, remember to use the “proxy” address URL from the CCM Library homepage (under Online Video). Check out the 2020/21 season brochure to see what’s coming up (hint: there’s a live concert this Friday Aug. 28 at 1:00pm).

Met Opera on Demand and MGG Online trials concluded

The Met Opera on Demand and MGG Online trials have concluded. Thank you to everyone who has contributed comments and feedback. We hope to be able to make our final decision about full subscriptions very soon. As always, please address any additional comments or questions to: Jenny Doctor ( or Paul Cauthen (

Met Opera on Demand and MGG Online trials continue

We are halfway through our trials of Met Opera on Demand and German music encyclopedia MGG Online. It is critical that we measure the level of your interest and need in these resources (especially MGG). So let us know by spending some time exploring these great new products. Access to both resources is automatic from on campus or from off-campus by authentication (VPN only during trial)


Music encyclopedia MGG is now online – trial begins Feb. 1

The outstanding German music encyclopedia Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart is now online! MGG Online  includes the content of the 1994–2008 print edition of MGG as well as future updates, revisions, and additions. MGG Online is published in conjunction with RILM, which contributes its expertise to the design of the online database and the creation of a user-friendly platform. Read more. Please explore and get to know this outstanding resource – our trial lasts until March 2, 2017.

Met Opera on Demand- trial begins Jan. 31

Please explore and enjoy our trial access to Met Opera on Demand. Access to 90+ high-definition videos, 75+ classic telecasts recorded from 1977-2003, and 400+ audio performances from the Met’s Saturday matinee radio broadcasts dating back to 1935. Don’t delay! Our trial only lasts until March 15. For more information view brochure (pdf). Too stunned to choose? Try this HD Elektra  from 2016 or the historic Antony and Cleopatra from 1963. Access is automatic from on campus or from off-campus by authentication (VPN only during trial).

Online Resources: HSL eBook Collections

Do you know how many Health Sciences ebook collections are available through the Health Sciences Library (HSL)?  There are 15!  Some are available just to the Academic Health Center and others are available to the entire university.

eBook Collections – Features:

Most of these collections provide the opportunity to search across the entire collection or browse for a specific subject or title. Collections vary in what they include in addition to ebooks. Some include multimedia, cases, self-assessment, drug monographs, calculators and patient education while others also include journals and guidelines. Most include the option to create a personal account that provides the ability to print or email and often more. One collection, ClinicalKey requires a personal account in order to access the PDF full text of an ebook.

Over the next few weeks these ebook collections will be introduced more fully. In the meantime, feel free to explore the collections below.

Health Sciences Library eBook collections:

  1. AccessMedicine
  2. AccessPharmacy
  3. AccessSurgery
  4. ClinicalKey (medicine)
  5. PharmacyLibrary APhA Collection
  6. Psychiatryonline Collection (DSM-5 and other psychiatric titles)
  7. LWW Health Library/Basic & Anatomical Sciences Health Library
  8. STAT!Ref Medicine
  9. STAT!Ref Nursing
  10. R2 Library (allied health, medicine, nursing)
  11. Facts and Comparisons

UC Libraries eBook collections:

  1. CRCnetBASE Collection (engineering, medicine, science, information technology)
  2. Knovel (environment & environmental engineering, safety & industrial hygiene & more)
  3. SpringerLink (biomedical, environmental, food sciences, life sciences & more)
  4. Wiley Online Library (life sciences, medicine, nursing, psychology, earth & environment, veterinary medicine & more)

Other Ways to Access:

HSL A-Z ebooks list:

Research guides (click on Subject Guide to see a list of guides in various subject areas):

Library catalog (most collections but not necessarily all the individual titles in those collections are in the catalog yet):

Off Campus Access:

Most are accessible from off campus via the proxy server or the VPN (Virtual Private Network). The exception is ClinicalKey which is only accessible from off campus via the VPN.

To install the VPN Junos Pulse client on your home computer or device go to

Best bet: use the Junos Pulse manual installation instructions NOT the automatic installation instructions.


Contact Edith Starbuck at 513-558-1433 or

Explore the HSL Subject Guides

Find research help, subject specific resources, and more in the Health Sciences Library (HSL) Subject Guides.  These guides put together by HSL librarians to help you find the resources and information you need.

Included in these guides:

Find the HSL Subject Guides on the HSL home page under Express Links.   Click on Subject Guides to explore the wealth of information and resources that are available to assist you with your studies, your research, and your access.  Other guides will be added as they are developed.

Questions and suggestions are welcome.  Contact Edith Starbuck at or 558-1433.